Lab Test : Bone Marrow Fungus Culture

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Alternate:Fungus Culture Bone Marrow
Includes:Culture fungal susceptibility by special request only
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:BMFC
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1week. Negative cultures are finalized at 4 weeks positives as identified.
Specimen:Bone marrow aspirate
Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Heparinized syringe, Fungal Blood Culture Bottle, or isolator tube.
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:improper specimen device.
Left at room temperature more than 8 hrs.
refridgerated or frozen specimens.
Normal:No fungus isolated at 4 weeks.
Uses:Identify microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Anti-fungal therapy may inhibit growth. A negative culture does not necessarily rule out infection.
Method:Culture
 

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